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Expert interview: Prof. Mafauzy Mohamed

Expert interview: Prof. Mafauzy Mohamed
  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes

Author

Resource type

Video

Tags

Weight loss
Lifestyle modification
lifestyle
Exercise in diabetes management
Diet
Patient adherence
Dietetics
Gender
Asia
prediabetes
Pre-diabetes
diagnosis
Comorbidities
Family history
screening
metformin
prevention

Mohamed

Questions covered in video:

What aspects of lifestyle change programmes are most effective in improving patient's health and wellbeing?

What are the steps that a clinical team should consider when developing a lifetsyle change programme?

What types of allied professionals should be involved? (ie Lifestyle coaches, fitness coaches)

How complex should the programme be?

How do you monitor its effects?

Should programmes be offered free to patients or are there benefits to having them pay for the service?

In clinical and biochemical terms, what tests and examinations are advisable for identifying prediabetes?

How much of a diagnosis relies on clinical instinct and experience?

Is there a role for pharmacotherapy when lifestyle measures fail? What therapy is advised?

If pharmacotherapeutic measures are indicated, what is a standard starting dose and how long should treatment last?

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